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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Sean Kelly

The 2016 Blood in the Snow Film Festival Hits This Weekend

The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival arrives for its fifth edition this weekend. This is a major transition year for the festival, as it moves to its new location at the Cineplex Yonge and Dundas in downtown Toronto. This year's line-up will consist of 9 feature films and 23 short films showcasing Canadian Horror Cinema. There will also be a full day of industry panels and parties throughout the weekend.

Blood in the Snow will actually be opening with a documentary this year, as the festival screens 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters to kick off the weekend. Some other highlights throughout the weekend include the midnight grindhouse film Holy Hell, the silent horror film anthology 3 Dead Trick or Treaters, the Fantasia hit The Unseen, and the closing film of Black Fawn Film's The Sublet.

Here is the full schedule for the weekend:
Thursday, November 24th
9:00 pm - OPENING PARTY @ Duke’s Refresher + Bar (382 Yonge Street, Unit 8 - near Yonge & Gerrard)

Friday, November 25th
BITS SEMINARS
12:00 pm - Entertainment Law Panel
1:30 pm - Funding Panel
3:00 pm - Distribution Panel
4:00 - 5:00 pm Networking Mixer

7:00 pm - OPENING FILM: 24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS Dir. Kevin Burke -- TORONTO PREMIERE
Opening with the short film GHOST CAN Dir. Jordan Barnes-Crouse -- TORONTO PREMIERE

9:30 pm - CAPTURE KILL RELEASE Dir. Nick McAnulty -- TORONTO PREMIERE
Opening with the short film: MY BROTHER CHARLIE Evan Hamza -- TORONTO PREMIERE

12:00 am - BITS GRINDHOUSE AT MIDNIGHT: HOLY HELL Dir. Ryan LaPlante -- TORONTO PREMIERE
Opening with the short film: INFERNO Dionne Copland -- TORONTO PREMIERE

Saturday, November 26th
4:30 pm - 3 DEAD TRICK OR TREATERS Dir. Torin Langen -- WORLD PREMIERE
Opening with the short films: STILLBORN Dir. Tyson Carlson -- TORONTO PREMIERE
NO TRESPASSING Dir. Charlie Lawton -- WORLD PREMIERE

7:00 pm - BITS SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
THE FIGHT Dir. Clint D'Souza
A QUIET MOMENT Dir. Steve Villeneuve
IT WANTS TO BE BORN Dir. Fil Santos
THE JOGGER Dir. Jay Randall
STORM OF THE CENTURY Dir. Renaud Gauthier
MRS. RAFFERTY'S RED RED ROSES Dir. Greg Kovacs
BROTHER(S) Dir. Nick Pusic
SPREAD Dir. Samuel E. Mac
EVERYBODY KNOWS ME Dir. Reuben Ward
ENGINEERS Dir. Tyler Williams
WHAT DO YOU SEE Dirs. Charlie Hamilton and Zach Ramelan
MADRE DE DIOS (MOTHER OF GOD) Gigi Saul Guerrero

9:30 pm - THE UNSEEN Dir. Geoff Redknap -- TORONTO PREMIERE
Opening with the short film: INGRID AND THE BLACK HOLE Dir. Leah Johnston -- TORONTO PREMIERE

12:00 am - BITS UNDERGROUND AT MIDNIGHT: STREAMER Dirs. Jared Bratt & Vincent Pun -- WORLD PREMIERE
Opening with the short films: GLIMPSE Dir. John Nicol -- TORONTO PREMIERE
CONSTANCE Dirs. Ian Pozzebon & Kevin Prystanski) -- TORONTO PREMIERE

Sunday, November 27th
2:00 pm - KIDNAP CAPITAL Dir.Felipe Rodriguez -- TORONTO PREMIERE
Opening with the short film: TIK TIK Dir.Larica Perera -- TORONTO PREMIERE

4:30 pm - INSPIRATION Dir. Jason Armstrong -- WORLD PREMIERE
Opening with the short film TAKING POSSESSION Dir. Peter Campbell -- TORONTO PREMIERE

7:00 pm - CLOSING FILM: THE SUBLET John Ainslie -- TORONTO PREMIERE
Opening with the short film CAUCHEMAR CAPITONNÉ Dir. Jean-Claude Leblanc -- TORONTO PREMIERE

10:00 pm - CLOSING PARTY @ Duke’s Refresher + Bar (382 Yonge Street, Unit 8 - near Yonge & Gerrard)

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).